School and Ranking Information
Students seeking information systems management programs in Fresno, CA, have limited options, with only one school found in the city and another school nearly 50 miles away. Based on location, ranking and student enrollment, the following university is considered a top school in Fresno for studies in information systems management:
- Winner: California State University - Fresno is the only postsecondary institution of any type located directly in the city that provides programs relating to information systems management. It is also the largest public school in terms of student population providing these types of programs within 50 miles of Fresno. The university's Craig School of Business offers certificate and bachelor's degree programs in information systems.
School Info Chart
|Category||California State University - Fresno|
|Rankings||#46 among Best Regional Universities in the West (2015)*; #11 Top Public Schools in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,287 (in-state); $17,447 (out-of-state)**|
|Information Systems Management Programs Offered||Certificate and bachelor's degree|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||49%**|
|Noteworthy||Part of the California State University (CSU) system, one of the largest higher education systems in the world; CSU system awards more than half of all bachelor's degrees conferred in the state***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***California State University - Fresno
California State University - Fresno
- Internship opportunities available
- Guest speakers and field trips support classroom instruction in information systems
- Modern computer labs provide students with hands-on learning experiences
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, California State University - Fresno (Fresno State) includes eight schools and colleges and enrolls more than 23,000 students. The Craig School of Business contains six departments, including the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, which offers computer and information systems programs.
The Certificate in Business Information Systems program builds on students' established knowledge in general accounting and basic computing, which they must demonstrate in order to begin their studies. Students are also required to have either completed an associate's or bachelor's degree program, or be currently enrolled in such a program, before they can begin courses. Included in the curriculum are courses in programming basics, information systems administration and emerging information technology.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program with a computer information systems option gain the technical skills and business acumen needed to store and manage company data. Coursework includes data communications fundamentals, geographic information systems and advanced systems design and analysis.